Politics and Government
- Recount allowed in Port Matilda mayor's race
- Still no mayor named in Centre Co. town
- Corbett signs $2.3B Pa. transportation bill
- State panel OKs tougher Pa. graduation standards
- Pa. gay marriage lawsuit could get trial date
- Pa. House poised to send highways bill to Corbett
- Second person to challenge Shuster in 9th District Race
- Obama: 'We fumbled the rollout' of health care plan
- State College mayor re-elected
- One vote can make a difference in local elections
- Congress sends gov't funding, debt bill to Obama
- Corbett: No more to say about gay marriage remark
- Monday marks deadline for voter registration
- Pa. senators vote to lift CHIP's 6-month wait
- Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord running for governor
- Pastor says he was fired for same-sex wedding in Centre Co.
- Pa. lawmakers return to Capitol for fall session
- Corbett, US to start meeting on Pa. Medicaid plan
- Pa. attorneys: Gay couples, like kids, can't marry
- Former Johnstown congressman eyeing political comeback
Corbett, US to start meeting on Pa. Medicaid plan
Updated: Thursday, September 19 2013, 11:51 AM EDT
By: The Associated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. --
Top aides to Gov. Tom Corbett say they're scheduled to meet with officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on his Medicaid plan.
Administration officials said the Monday meeting in Baltimore is the first since Corbett released his plan to use federal Medicaid expansion dollars to cover hundreds of thousands of uninsured adults.
Negotiations are required since Corbett is seeking changes to the Medicaid expansion envisioned President Barack Obama's signature health care law. If those changes are approved by the federal government, a process that allows for public comment must follow.
Administration officials say they believe their proposals are reasonable and are grounded in good policy and should be approved quickly. They say they are unable to say immediately how much it would cost the state.